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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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30 minutes from Lisbon

Built with the gold taken from Brasil in the beginning of 18th century, it was a madness of king John 5th, to show the world his power. He was never interested on developing the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sintra Municipality, Portugal
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The visit to the Palácio Nacional de Mafra (National Palace of Mafra) happend in a rainy and cold day. But the weather wasn't a barrier to satisfy the curiosity to find out what the place look like from inside. Inside it's possible to see that each spot, each wall is a mark of hat once were a Convent and a... More 

Thank Pasca007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built with the gold taken from Brasil in the beginning of 18th century, it was a madness of king John 5th, to show the world his power. He was never interested on developing the country and the gold flew directly to Europe to buy luxury goods. It is a magnificent building and deserves a visit. Near Lisbon, it takes half... More 

Thank Saul O
Azambuja, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing palace, full of ours grandmother decoration (as a portuguese). It takes in a time, not so far ago, you will fins it amazing.

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El Paso, Texas
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This immense palace with some 1200 rooms and well over a hundred staircases is a terrific way to understand the world of royalty in past centuries. Their lives were pampered but rather strange - the queen's suite is at one end and the king's at the far end, several hundred feet away! The library is beautiful. By contrast, the monastic... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The palace may ovewhelm visitor with its scale - innumerous rooms with period furniture and walls covered with fairly boring paintings. Having seen few royal palaces of that period, we wouldn't have traveled to Mafra for these. There is a gem though - the library. It is beautifully architected, well preserved and hosts a huge selection of very old books.... More 

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Ploiesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

During a project, our trainers organised a visit to Palacio Nacional de Mafra. In the light of the sunset, this building is impressive. Our guide, Cristina, was amazing. She is a great storyteller and captures your attention easily. The building is huge and full of history. I loved the Royal Library. I would revisit this palace every time I go... More 

Thank Elena-Cristina T
Mafra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Palácio de Mafra have one of the most beautiful librarys i have met. You wont be disapointed with this visit

Thank ErnestoParra
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I really love this place and all its rooms, as well the decoration and art pieces. Be prepared to walk a lot... ;)

Thank Hugo F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We had been alerted to the library and also to the sparse furnishings, so we pairs this outing with lunch at the sea. The cathedral is a little less ornate than others in the region, but the carvings that replaced the side chapel paintings are magnificent. The rooms of the place are wonder pis, with stunning ceilings and frescos. Worth... More 

Thank Bdh26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This was the most interesting and impressive of all the Portugese Unesco sites I visited. It's big, there were few visitors, it can be reached easily by public transport (bus) from Lisbon with good frequency, and you get to see a lot for a mere 5 euros (I bought the combined ticket with other palaces). There are different highlites in... More 

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